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Councilman Seiler files for re-election

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Incumbent Councilor Trish Seiler has officially filed for the office of City Council, Ward 1 for the City of Klamath Falls. Ms. Seiler filed her candidacy by Affidavit and paid the $25.00 filing fee. Ms. Seiler was first elected to office in 2001. Qualifications under the City Charter to run...
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Smoke drifts from Russia to Southern Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — High winds are pushing smoke from fires in Russia across the ocean to the Rogue Valley. More than 60 Russian fires have prompted reports of heavy smoke from Medford to Vancouver, B.C. The National Weather Service does not anticipate downgrading the air quality in Southern Oregon. The weather service says the...
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Roseburg doctor settles for unpaid wages

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A Roseburg-area lawsuit will see a doctor receive over $105,000 in a settlement. Dr. Darryl George settled with Alternative Medicine Outreach Program for that amount for unpaid wages. His departure from the medical marijuana clinic led to allegations from both sides. Dr. George says he treated medical marijuana and primary care...
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Local woman faces multiple identity theft charges

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A Klamath Falls woman was arrested this weekend and held on $130,000 bail after being accused of multiple counts of identity theft. 64-year-old Mary Ellen Cole is being held in Klamath County Jail for six counts of stealing identities.
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Woman charged for filing phony prescriptions

A 41-year-old Central Point woman is accused of using her position as a doctor’s office manager to obtain over 8,000 pills illegally. Medford police arrested the woman after she allegedly filled more than 150 prescriptions at 12 different pharmacies for generic Vicodin. The prescriptions were written over the last three years. Police were investigating...
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Furloughs ineffective says recent audit

SALEM, Ore. — A recent audit of prison furloughs might suggest the unpaid days off do no good in the system. A review released Thursday shows that the use of furloughs were ineffective for at least two prisons - Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville and Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla. The thought is...
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Thursday evening fatal crash under investigation

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – Oregon State Police troopers are continuing the investigation into Thursday night’s single vehicle fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of a 62-year old man along the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 about seven miles north of the Oregon-California border. The victim’s name is withheld pending completion of next of...
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Stukel Park shooting suspect arrested

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The shooting suspect in an incident near Stukel Park in Klamath Falls has been arrested. Michael Kenneth Randolph was taken into custody last Wednesday night after police received a tip that he could be in a vehicle in the Wal-Mart parking lot. In a search, Randolph was found to be...
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Civil War reenactment this weekend

Over the weekend, you’ll hear a gun battle take place at Moore Park. It’s not World War III, but the Cascade Civil War Society will have a reenactment. With a small cost, history fans can watch two Civil War Battles. Cascade Civil War Society secretary Tami Klus says the event is exciting and educational. Bringing...
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Bicyclist injured in coastal collision

BANDON, Ore. — A bicyclist on Highway 101 was seriously injured Wednesday morning when an SUV struck him on the shoulder south of Bandon. The 52-year-old biker from the Netherlands was transported to Bay City Hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries. Oregon State Police are waiting to release his name until they contact...
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